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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Gloucester

Historical Forms

  • Hida, Hyda c.1220–1304 GlR
  • Hyda extra Gloucest' 1241 FF
  • Hyda monachorum c.1320 GlChv,21
  • le Hide, la Hide, the Hide, le Hyde, la Hyde, the Hyde 1347 GlCorp 1457–72 GlChv,12 1537 MinAcct
  • Ouer Hyde 1539 AOMB
  • Nether Hyde 1542 GlR
  • Little Hyde 1542 MinAcct


Hyde (lost), Hida , Hyda c. 1220–1304 GlR (freq ), Hyda extra Gloucest '1241FF , Hyda monachorum c. 1320GlCh v, 21, le Hide , la Hide , the Hide , le Hyde , la Hyde , the Hyde 1347 GlCorp, 1457–72GlCh v, 12, 1537MinAcct , Ouer Hyde 1539AOMB , Nether Hyde 1542 GlR, Little Hyde 1542MinAcct . 'An estate of one hide of land', v. hīd . The location is uncertain but the evidence points to it being north of the city in the neighbourhood of Hyde Lane (129supra ) between Northgate and Wotton St Mary with which it can be tenuously associated (GlR 154); it was near the Twyver (GlCh v, 12). It belonged to the monks of St Peter's (ib v, 21), hence 'monachorum', and is associated with Abbot's Barton (G.R 27).Mr F. T. S. Houghton identified it with the site of Llanthony Priory (infra ), as the monks of that priory began with the grant of a hide of land, but there is no other evidence for such an identification.